Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (xyleborus glabratus eichoff) (coleoptera: curculionidae)


The redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus Eichoff, and its associated fungus Raffaelea lauricola T.C. Harrl, Fraedrich & Aghgayeva are exotic species, recently invasive to the United States. Together, they cause a vascular wilt disease that is highly destructive to some species in the Lauraceae (Fraedrich et al., 2008). Xyleborus glabratus is a member of the subtribe Xyleborina, within the subfamily Scolytinae. No synonyms are reported (Rabaglia et al., 2006).

  • Citation: Hanula, J.L.; Mayfield, Albert E., III. 2014. Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (xyleborus glabratus eichoff) (coleoptera: curculionidae). In: Roy Van Driesche and Richard Reardon (eds.), The use of classical biological control to preserve forests in North America. FHTET-2013-12. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. 299-311. 13 p.

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